† Lake and Trails Creed
Blessed with wild places and pristine waters,
Wonderful companions and experienced mentors,
I will live clean and enjoy all the outdoors has to offer.
I will respect fellow anglers and hunters
While in the fields and forest and on the water.
I will obey the rules, especially when no one is watching.
I will share my love of the outdoors
With friends and family, and help introduce
Others to the wonders of the outdoor sports.
I will treat wildlife with dignity,
And never take more than I am allowed,
Or waste any of the wild game I harvest.
I will continue to develop my outdoor skills,
And share those lessons with all
Who want to spend time with me in the outdoors.
I will always demand safety, both for myself
And my fishing and hunting friends.
I will always be gracious in praising anotherís success,
And humble when remembering my success.
I will stress sportsmanship in all that I do,
And take pride in making new friendships
Where ever my outdoors travels take me.
I will always strive to have fun in the outdoors,
Creating the great adventures
That will be among the greatest days of my life.